New scratch test video suggests iPhone 6 front panel may not be sapphire

By Cody Lee on Jul 19, 2014

The consensus thus far has been that the iPhone 6 will feature a sapphire-covered display. Apple recently opened a plant to produce large amounts of the material, and we’ve seen videos depicting purported iPhone 6 panels as virtually indestructible.

But a new scratch test video suggests that the leaked iPhone 6 front panels floating around may not actually be made of [pure] sapphire. In the clip, YouTube veteran Marques Brownlee puts the panel to the test using Mohs scale of mineral hardness… Read More

 

RemindMeAnywhere: access a custom reminder with Activator

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 17, 2014

Looking for an excruciatingly simple way to set a personal reminder, and don’t feel like fooling with the stock Reminders app? If so, RemindMeAnywhere might be the jailbreak solution for you—if you can deal with its limitations.

RemindMeAnywhere allows you to create a custom reminder and assign it to an Activator gesture. Upon invoking the tweak using the established gesture, a dialogue box will appear containing your custom reminder text.

It’s not the most intuitive method for setting reminders, but it could work for you if you have the right circumstances. Have a look at our demo video after the break for a brief glance into how it all works. Read More

 

HUDSpeed: speed up the volume HUD fade out animation

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 16, 2014

One of my personal iOS pet peeves is how long it takes for the volume HUD to fade away after adjusting the volume. It seems to linger there for an absurd amount of time, wearing out its welcome in the process.

A new jailbreak tweak called HUDSpeed has been released to combat the extended presence of the overlay. HUDSpeed is a tweak that takes a logical approach to fixing this issue—it speeds up the HUD animation forcing it to disappear quicker.

Does it work? Have a look at our video walkthrough past the break for the answer. Read More

 

BookSong: make the Music app remember where you left off

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 15, 2014

BookSong is one of those jailbreak tweaks that sounds a bit silly in description, but turns out to be fairly interesting when you begin using it. It’s a tweak that allows you to automatically reestablish the spot where you left off on a song even if you kill the stock Music app or perform a respring.

Without this tweak, iOS will not remember where your song left off, regardless of where you were mid tune. With BookSong, iOS remembers exactly where you left off, and picks up the jams from that exact spot. Have a look at our video walkthrough after the break to see BookSong in action. Read More

 

Hermes: a lightweight cross-platform quick reply solution

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 15, 2014

Are you itching for a lightweight quick reply solution, and feel that existing tweaks don’t work for you? What about being able to quickly reply to WhatsApp, Kik, and iMessage messages from the same quick reply interface. If you answered yes to one or both questions, then you may want to check out Hermes, a brand new $0.99 quick reply solution for jailbreakers. Read More

 

SwipeExpander: a new keyboard shortcut tool for jailbreakers

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 14, 2014

SwipeExpander is a new jailbreak tweak that brings powerful keyboard shortcut gestures to the iPhone à la AltKeyboard. The tweak employs swipe-up and swipe-down keyboard gestures to invoke a variety of different actions, from mundane copy/paste shortcuts, to insert text shortcuts.

One of the cool things about SwipeExpander is that lowercase and uppercase keys are deemed separate, meaning you can have a large variety of keyboard gestures across the 26 letters in the english alphabet. But that’s not all, SwipeExpander plays nice with well-known and respected keyboard related tweaks like SwipeSelection, PredictiveKeyboard, and more. Check out our hands-on video inside. Read More

 

xNotiLockColor: change the colors of Lock screen notifications

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 13, 2014

xNotiLockColor is a new tweak that allows you to change up the colors present on Lock screen notifications. It’s a simple tweak that allows you to individually alter the primary color, secondary color, subtitle, time/slide, and separator colors for Lock screen notification messages.

Each section contains over a dozen different color selections to choose from and you can combine multiple colors to come up with some pretty wacky Lock screen looks. Have a glance at our video demo inside to see how easy it is. Read More

 

PopSearch adds new search options to Action Menu

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 12, 2014

Ryan Petrich’s Action Menu is such a classic jailbreak tweak that many developers continue to make add-ons for it years after its release. Case in point, PopSearch, an add-on that brings new search options to the classic tweak.

PopSearch allows users to highlight specific text and quickly search that text using a pop-over menu. Search engines include Google, Wikipedia, Amazon, and Bing. Settings can be configured from Action Menu’s settings. Take a look inside for a video demonstration of PopSearch in action. Read More

 

TapToSnap brings LG G3-like picture taking functionality to iOS

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 11, 2014

Have you ever wanted to tap the viewfinder while in the Camera app to take a picture? LG’s flagship phone, the LG G3, includes a similar feature, but if you don’t want to go out and buy a new smartphone just to experience it, we’ve got good news.

TapToSnap is a jailbreak tweak for jailbroken iPhones that mimics the LG G3′s tap to snap feature. All you need to do is install this new jailbreak tweak, and you’ll be well on your way. Have a look at the video after the break to see it in action. Read More

 

OneThumb: a universal thumbs up/down tweak for Spotify, Pandora and iTunes Radio

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 11, 2014

OneThumb is a unique new jailbreak tweak that works with Spotify, Pandora, and iTunes Radio. It allows you to use a universal Activator gesture to input thumbs up or thumbs down ratings across all eligible apps.

Instead of having different manners and methods for curating radio stations, OneThumb brings it all under one umbrella. We’ve tested it out, and we can vouch that the tweak works exactly as it is described. Take a look at our video inside for all of the details. Read More

 

Vestigo: an awesome way to manage Wi-Fi networks from anywhere

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 10, 2014

Vestigo is a great-looking upcoming jailbreak tweak that makes managing Wi-Fi networks on your jailbroken iPhone a breeze. It’s a well-designed tweak that incorporates Activator gestures to access Wi-Fi management from anywhere.

We’ve got an early look at Vestigo—a tweak that should be touching down on Cydia any day now—and we really like what we’ve found. Want to see how Vestigo works in action? Take a glance at our video walkthrough after the break. Read More

 

MarkAsRead7: Remove icon badges when clearing Notification Center

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 8, 2014

Are persistent app badge notifications getting you down? Do you wish they’d just go away after clearing alerts from Notification Center? If this sounds like a problem you experience, then you’ll definitely be interested in MarkAsRead7.

MarkAsRead7 is a free jailbreak tweak available right now on Cydia’s BigBoss repo that helps you keep your Home screen looking fresh and clean. As its name implies, it features iOS 7.1.x compatibility out of the gate. Take a gander at our video demonstration inside to see why you may find this tweak to be useful. Read More

 

How to fully mask password input on the iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 8, 2014

Have you ever typed a password in iOS and wondered to yourself why Apple doesn’t mask the last character completely? The reason that Apple doesn’t fully mask the password as you type probably has to do with being able to verify that you entered the correct password.

Some may argue that such a feature is counter to staying secure as you enter your password. It’s easy to see why some people may feel that way.

Enter Fully Masked Passwords—a new jailbreak tweak that applies a full mask to every character entered in a password field. Check out our video after the break to see it in action. Read More

 

Auki updated with new features and new developer API

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 8, 2014

Our favorite quick reply-enabling jailbreak tweak has been updated with quite a few new features, a brand new developer API, bug fixes, and much more. Auki version 1.3 is a fairly large update, the first of such since the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 7.1.x was released.

Designer Surenix and developer Benno provided us with a preview copy of Auki 1.3, and we’ve been testing it out for the last few hours. Have a look inside to see what’s new. Read More

 

Scratch test video shows durability of alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 sapphire cover

By Cody Lee on Jul 7, 2014

Hot on the heels of this morning’s bend stress test video of an alleged iPhone 6 sapphire cover, comes a clip of a scratch test further showing the part’s durability. YouTuber Marques Brownlee has gotten his hands on an alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 cover and put it through its paces.

In the video, Brownlee tries to snap the sapphire cover in half by bending it, but is unable to do so. He also takes a set of keys and even a large folding knife to the component in an effort to scratch the display cover, but again he is unsuccessful. We’ve posted the full video below… Read More